Mystery Sydney Powerball winner comes forward to claim $53 million prize
A Penrith dad has been revealed as the mystery Sydney winner who scored a slice of the record-breaking $160 million Powerball draw.
The man held one of the three division one winning entries in Powerball draw 1380, drawn Thursday 27 October 2022. Each division one winning entry scored $53,333,333.34.
The unsuspecting Sydney winner only checked their entry this morning and was oblivious to the fact that we were on the hunt for a mystery multi-millionaire in the region.
“Really? Are you sure! Holy sh*t! This is amazing!” he yelled after we confirmed his life-changing win.
“I told my family, ‘I think I might have won division one’, but no one believed me.
“Tell you what, they believe me now!
“Oh my god, my family’s life just changed in a second.
“It hasn’t been an easy time for us lately, so this is just incredible.
“To think I almost missed out on getting an entry into the draw. I had to rush out and grab one yesterday before the draw closed!
“This means so much to me. I’ll finally be able to buy a home for my family, my kids can have whatever they want for Christmas, and we’re secure and set up for life.
“I still can’t believe this is my life!
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
The Sydneysider’s winning entry was sold at TSG Cranebrook, Shop 11, 80-98 Borrowdale Way, Cranebrook.
TSG Cranebrook team member Sam Tannoury said he was over the moon his outlet had sold a multi-million-dollar winning ticket.
“It’s wonderful news! This is the first division one winning entry we’ve sold,” he said.
“It’s great to see a win land in our outlet and in our region.
“Congratulations to our winner! We wish him all the very best with his prize!”
A blue collar worker from Clyde in Victoria held one of the other division one winning entries in the $160 million Powerball draw, while the third winning entry went to a player in Western Australia.
In addition to the three division one winners, there were a total of 6,683,605 prizes worth more than $117 million won in divisions two to nine in tonight’s Powerball draw. Among those winners were 42 division two winners who each took home a $77,258.20 prize.
There have now been 18 Powerball division one winners so far in 2022 that have taken home more than $614 million. Ten of these division one wins have landed in New South Wales, four in Victoria, two in Western Australia and one each in Queensland and South Australia.